Okay it's just about etched in stone now. I got my sh@# together and rebalanced the body after getting off the trail two weeks ago at Neels Gap.

A Brother and sister in-law are heading to Pigeon Forge, TN Sunday and have agreed to assist me in getting back to the trail. So Monday I should be in Neels Gap and heading north once again.

With the lessons I have learned over the past month the rest of the trip should be a relative breeze. No longer will I say to myself that I have enough water to make the next water stop 7 miles away when I have 2 liters in hand. I'll stop and make sure that I drink at least one litre and top off the supply. In the morning if there is water readily available I'll make sure that I force myself to drink at minimum two litres before I leave camp. At night when water is available I'll make sure that I drink as much water as I can stand. (Hey I would rather get up several times in the middle of the night to pee than go thru a bout of dehydration ever again.)

Certain, WhoAh, NicoleLena, Gadget, etc. I hope to see you all on the trail at some point once again. Quite possibly at Trail Days if not sooner.


Where's that D#$@ Dancing Banana when you need it?